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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Dorsal view of a Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Troutnut.com User Pbaerman (Peter Baerman)

Troutnut.com User Pbaerman (Peter Baerman)

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A fellow trout nut that came up fishing trout in the UP of Michigan as well as steelhead and trout all over lower Michigan with my father and grandfather (luckilly still do). I have recently relocated to Rochester Minnesota and am continuing the persuit of trout in South Eastern Minnesota, where the larget brown on an fly(21.5" female) i have had the pleasure to catch and release has come from.
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